My Wicked Wicked Waysby Sandra Cisneros
Hailed as "not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one" (The New York Times Book Review), Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent. Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that reveal why her stories have been praised for their precision and musicality of language.
“All poets would do well to follow the example of Sandra Cisneros, who takes no prisoners and has not made a single compromise in her language.” — Barbara Kingsolver, Los Angeles Times
“Cisneros is a writer for all people.” —USA Today
“Here the young voice of Esperanza of The House on Mango Street merges with that of the grown woman/poet. My Wicked Wicked Ways is a kind of international graffiti, where the poet—bold and insistent—puts her mark on those traveled places on the map and in the heart.” —Cherríe Moraga
“A writer of power and eloquence and great lyrical beauty.” —The Washington Post Book World
“[Cisneros’] work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful. It is rich with music and picture.” — Gwendolyn Brooks
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- 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Meet the Author
Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, and the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of two novels, The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek; two books of poetry, My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; a children’s book, Hairs/Pelitos; a selected anthology of her own work, Vintage Cisneros; Have You Seen Marie?, a fable for adults illustrated by Ester Hernández; and the "jigsaw autobiography" A House of My Own. She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities. Find her online at www.sandracisneros.com.
- San Antonio, Texas
- Date of Birth:
- December 20, 1954
- Place of Birth:
- Chicago, Illinois
- B.A., Loyola University, 1976; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1978
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i recieved this book from a friend in Los Angeles, i live in ireland and had never seen Sandra's work. i wanted to read and re-read this book, i found it beautiful, funny, loving and honest....even if i don't read spanish, but ill get that rectified. if you get it, make sure you leave yourself time to read the whole thing, i know i could not put it down.